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In order to be more environmentally friendly, we at the BBQ decided to combine our October and November Apple event wrap up shows. It is the podcasting equivalent of removing the charger plug from the box. Okay, seriously, we changed things up a bit and invited Greg Stilson on to talk about the new Macs and iPhones. Greg has launched a few products over the years, and we thought he could speak at longer length about what it takes to do that than J.J. and Joe could. Plus, he brings along the bonus of saying a bunch of new stuff that you have not heard from us on the many hours of wrap up shows we have done in the past. And to borrow an Apple turn of phrase, we think you re going to love it .

Discussion Topic: Apple s One More Thing Event

Here s a whole lot of links that we touched upon during our conversation.

Picking Apart Apple's "One More Thing" Announcements
Here's how to rewatch Apple's 'One More Thing' event
Here s everything Apple didn t announce at its November Mac event
Love or hate Apple silicon, this is just the beginning
The Inside Story of Apple's M1 Chip
How Intel lost Apple
Here's what you need to know about the first three Apple silicon Macs
Apple announces its first new laptop with its own chip instead of Intel s
The biggest difference between the new MacBook Air and MacBook Pro is a fan
Apple M1 Chip Revolution: Apple Silicon for MacBooks and Mac Mini
Reasons to switch to Apple silicon right now and why you might want to wait
How Apple Silicon on a M1 Mac changes monitor support and what you can connect
New MacBook Air and MacBook Pro Still Have 720p Camera, But Apple Promises Better Quality From M1
Apple Silicon M1 Emulating x86 is Still Faster Than Every Other Mac in Single Core Benchmark
Parallels, VMWare confirm Apple M1 support amid silence from other virtualization companies
Microsoft: Office will be about 20 seconds slower initially on Apple Silicon, Rosetta 2
All the apps and games Apple promises for Arm-based Macs
There s a question mark hanging over Apple s Arm Macs
Sorry, but the new MacBook Air is not faster than 98% of PC laptops
iOS apps will run on Apple Silicon Macs, but major developers have already opted out of the Mac App Store
The New Features, Changes, Improvements, and Bugs in macOS 11 Big Sur for Blind and Low Vision Users
What's new in MacOS Big Sur in under 3 minutes
macOS 11.0 Big Sur: The Ars Technica review
macOS Big Sur: The MacStories Review
macOS Big Sur 11 top features the Mac gets a new UI, Control Center, 4K YouTube, & more
11 Things You Can Do in macOS Big Sur That You Couldn't Do Before
Don't bother trying to update to Big Sur if you have a 128GB Mac
macOS Big Sur launch appears to cause temporary slowdown in even non-Big Sur Macs
Does Apple really log every app you run? A technical look
Apple Responds to macOS Privacy Concerns, Explains Why Apps Were Slow to Launch
Update Apple explains and addresses Recent server outage reveals potential Mac privacy concerns
macOS Big Sur update is bricking some older MacBook Pros
Native Instruments warns macOS Big Sur can damage its music hardware
Big sur and recovery mode problem
What happened during the troubled Big Sur launch, and why Apple can't let it happen again
Your Computer Isn't Yours
Apple's remaking Mac computers, and it's taking control to do it
How to run Aperture, iPhoto, and older versions of iTunes on macOS Big Sur
Hands on: iPhone 12 Pro Max in the real world
The iPhone 12 Pro Max Is Entirely Too Much Phone, but It's So Good
iPhone 12 Pro Max It's all about that camera
iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12 Pro Max hands-on: How they compare with the 12 and 12 Pro
Hands-on: iPhone 12 mini versus iPhone 12 Pro Max design
First Impressions From New iPhone 12 mini and iPhone 12 Pro Max Owners
The iPhone 12 Pro: Why It Felt the Right Choice for Me, and Early Impressions
iPhone 12 - Unboxing and First Impressions
Review: The iPhone 12 mini is a lot of iPhone in a tiny package
iFixit shares first part of its small-bodied iPhone 12 mini teardown
iPhone 12 mini teardown shows what Apple shrank to make a tiny flagship
Apple Says Hearing Aid Sound Issues With iPhone 12 Models Will Be Fixed in Future Software Update
Fix coming for iPhone 12 MFi hearing aid static issues
Apple confirms iPhone 12 MagSafe problem what you need to know
iPhone 12 mini owners report unresponsive lock screens
Group SMS issues plague iPhone 12 upgraders
See what lidar can do on the iPhone 12 with this 3D-scanning app
Apple Adding Customizable People Detection Capability to LiDAR-Equipped iPhones and iPad Pro with Upcoming Releases of iOS 14.2 and iPadOS 14.2
How to tell which aspect of 5G you've connected to on iPhone 12
How to manually manage 5G to optimize for speed or battery life on iOS
How to force restart your iPhone 12 or iPhone 12 Pro
YouTubers can't stop destroying the iPhone 12
Brazil has by far the most expensive iPhone 12 in the world, at least for now
Apple TV app is now available for download on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5

Side note

We were deeply saddened to learn that friend of the show, Tom Dekker recently passed away from cancer. Tom s views on training and technology came from his ability to be kind and compassionate. And that is something that is in short supply these days. Here is our interview with Tom from 2015 s ACB Summer Convention coverage.
Also, we mourn the loss of Jeopardy host Alex Trebek who ended his bout with Pancreatic Cancer earlier this month. As J.J. notes during this episode, Jeopardy is one of the more Blind friendly game shows on T.V. today. Moreover, it was recently announced that the Contestant application process has been made more accessible to those who would like to test themselves against the Big Board .

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Joe Steinkamp is no stranger to the world of technology, having been a user of video magnification and blindness related electronic devices since 1979. Joe has worked in radio, retail management and Vocational Rehabilitation for blind and low vision individuals in Texas. He has been writing about the A.T. Industry for 15 years and podcasting about it for almost a decade.


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